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Prescription drug roundup is Saturday

Shannon Litz

Shannon Litz

Roundup Locations

In Town: Walgreen’s Pharmacy, 1342 Highway 395, Gardnerville

North County: WalMart Supercenter, 3770 Topsy Lane, Carson City

South County: TRE Volunteer Fire Station, 1476 Albite Road, Wellington

Lake Tahoe: Safeway Supermarket, 212 Elks Point Rd, Round Hill

Gardnerville Ranchos: DCSO Sub Station, 1281 Kimmerling Road, Gardnerville Ranchos

The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office, in conjunction with the Douglas County Partnership of Community Resources, is conducting a Prescription Drug Roundup on Saturday

The event is 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at five locations throughout Douglas County.

The purpose of the event is to get unused or unwanted prescription medications out of home medicine cabinets where they can be stolen and abused.

“Proper disposal of medications protects, teens, children, pets and the environment,” officials said.

In addition to people pills, the event is also accepting over-the-counter and pet medications.

Organizers ask that participants leave the pills in the original containers and mark out the names appearing on the bottle.

Anyone unable to attend Saturday’s roundup may drop off medications at the Judicial & Law Enforcement Building collection box in Minden or the sheriff’s substation in Stateline 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Residents can also dispose of medications by crushing them in a sealable plastic bag, adding kitty litter or coffee, and then throw it away.